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SLT 3.1 Editorial

Are governors going?

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SLT 3.1 Contents

What's in this issue?

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SLT 3.1 News

The new Education Bill – freedom or free-for-all?, Academy roll-out could be too costly, Texting can boost literacy, Heads accused of cybersnooping on teachers, and more.

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Military assistance

The government looks set to follow the recommendations of a Tory think tank and emulate the USA – by recruiting former soldiers as teachers

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Finding new heads: the crisis goes on

Schools’ difficulties in recruiting headteachers are becoming more severe – and the compulsory headship qualification could be making things worse

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SLT 3.1 Report Update

Nursery Education Research Review Report 2010, Opinion Poll on Free Schools, Teachers’ Workload Diary Survey 2010, Room For Improvement.

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Boys, books and Xbox

Boys’ literacy remains a worry – but Collette Higgins’ research suggests that their reading and writing could improve if we tap into what and how they read outside school

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Peer and self assessment – the key to progress

How far have you taken Assessment for Learning? Pupils at Beverly Swain’s school have learned the art of peer and self-assessment – with excellent outcomes for their attainment

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Whose school is it anyway?

Give pupils a sense of ownership about their school, and the whole organisation can be transformed for the better. Nick Zienau’s second article on culture change features a truly uplifting case study

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When Ofsted gets it wrong

Would you know what to do if an Ofsted report unfairly criticises your school? The ASCL’s inspection specialist Jan Webber has all the answers

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Governors – a hidden role in school improvement

Is your school making the most of its governors? Geraldine Hutchinson reveals the huge influence governing bodies can have in the pursuit of higher attainment by students

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When the going gets tough

Spending cuts will force some hard decisions on school managers in the next few years – but SLT’s finance expert Malcolm Trobe has some formulas to help you choose wisely

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Taking the hard line on behaviour

The government is offering schools new powers on behaviour – but will it be in everyone’s best interests for them to be used?

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Building emotional resilience

Young people in Britain seem more troubled than elsewhere – but a radical new programme is building their ‘emotional resilience’ and boosting attainment. Lucy Bailey explains

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Championing communication skills

Children’s learning is hindered by poor communication skills, according to new figures – but the government’s Communication Champion Jean Gross says schools are finding new ways to respond

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Gove’s recipe for disaster?

Peter Downes believes the new academies and free schools programme is unfair, divisive and inefficient – and says the case in their favour is fundamentally flawed

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Lost in translation?

‘Free schools’ were introduced by Sweden’s first right-wing government in half a century – but what of David Cameron’s plans to import them here? Sid Rose and Staffan Mörner offer an inside perspective

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Preparing for life after school

A million young people are still without work and not in education. Kevin Wilson explains how his school gives students the skills and confidence to approach life after 16

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SLT 3.1 Primary File

Time to invest; A journey of improvement; Doing better science; The new Education Bill

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SLT 3.1 Cover

SLT 3.1 Cover

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